Volunteer Spotlight – January 2020
Michael Winter – started March 2018
Michael retired at the start of 2018 and was looking for something to occupy his time. Our then Board member Jon, suggested he look into volunteering at WindReach Farm. Michael had no idea what WindReach Farm was but thought it sounded interesting. “I’ve always felt that I was very fortunate to have had the career at OPG that I did, and once I had retired, I was looking for some way to give back, and the Farm has been the perfect opportunity for that.”
His volunteer jobs are mainly in the property maintenance area and include: grass cutting, tree pruning, trimming, fence repairs, snow removal/clearing and whatever project is on our property manager Tony’s list.
When asked what has surprised Michael the most about WindReach Farm, he replied “the programs and what they can do for the participants is quite amazing.” He is also surprised at the number of volunteers (300) compared to full-time staff (15).
Michael hopes to share with others WindReach Farm’s services, and wants people to benefit from the amazing programs there. He tries to help promote WindReach Farm with others in the community by talking about his experience here and sharing it with those who may benefit.
Michael has a keen interest in motorcycles and enjoys riding his motorcycle when the weather is nice.
Thank you Michael for all that you do at WindReach Farm.
One person CAN make a difference!